The parents allege the district unlawfully used its ability to access a webcam remotely on their son's district-issued laptop computer.The lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed Wednesday in U. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.It is unclear what the boy was doing in his room when the webcam was activated or if any punishment was given out.
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The suit said that on November 11, an assistant principal at Harriton High School told the plaintiffs' son that he was caught engaging in "improper behavior" in his home and it was captured in an image via the webcam.
According to the Robbinses' complaint, neither they nor their son, Blake, were informed of the school's ability to access the webcam remotely at any time.
Mc Ginley, Superintendent of Lower Merion School District The school based its decision to discipline Robbins on a photograph that had been secretly taken of him in his bedroom, via the webcam in his school-issued laptop. Senate Judiciary subcommittee held hearings on the issues raised by the schools' secret surveillance, and Senator Arlen Specter introduced draft legislation in the Senate to protect against it in the future.
Lower Merion School District, the Board of Directors of the Lower Merion School District, and Christopher W.